APC caves in to “forces” and chooses indirect primary.


The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has chosen indirect primaries as the method of selecting its presidential candidate for the 2023 election, despite opposition from major stakeholders and presidential candidates.

This online information gathered that some key presidential candidates and stakeholders were adamantly opposed to the agreement and promised to put their popularity to the test among the party’s delegates.

NewsReport learnd that Senator Abdullahi Adamu’s National Working Committee, or NWC, had advocated the indirect route previously, which the party’s National Executive Committee, or NEC, did not object to during its meeting yesterday.

Indeed, the NEC delegated its authority to the NWC for the next 90 days, citing the N100 million cost of presidential nomination and declaration of interest forms.

By jettisoning consensus and choosing indirect primaries, it means that no fewer than 7,747 delegates from the party will choose the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC.

The development has accelerated the race for delegates’ support by no fewer than 16 presidential aspirants who have declared their intentions to run.

Each of the aspirants, apart from the females, must cough out N100 million for the nomination forms. Women among them will pay half of the fees. Vanguard gathered that the forms will be on sale starting on April 23.

Among the six geo-political zones of the country, the North-West and South-West have almost 50 per cent of the delegates, and whoever wins the support of both zones is as good as winning the prized ticket.

As of now, the North-West has 1,924 delegates; the South-West, 1,568; the North-Central, 1,278; the North-East, 1,212; the South-South, 927; and the South-east, 838 delegates.




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